If success would be easy, everybody would be successful, no?
This is true as a rule because life looks like that when you are not trained in business. Without knowing what to expect when you start you business you run the risk of buying these people’s fears of your success. Why? They do not want you to succeed because it will make them look bad:
This should be a hint for your desire to change which must be alive as without it nothing will ever change.
Tony Robbins coined the CANI acronym which stand for Constant And Never Ending Improvement which can only occur with the desire to improve all the time over your lifetime. So you have to take decisions on what to achieve, what to change in your habits and a commitment to your decisions.
How to take the right decisions is an art and a science. It requires verifiable information, a desire to analyze the information and take action. Both are mandatory. Then you need action because information without action is no power. If your information is right and you act on it then you might get to your goal. But you need to commit to it otherwise you will never acquire the habit.
Making sure the information is good is key. Therefore due diligence is paramount.
So to take good decisions is constant work and requires practice and change in your habits and way of thinking. To seek new knowledge and identify new trends is the activity leading to improve the quality of your decisions. But we all know that to change is hard for most people.
Why change is so hard? Why most people think they cannot change?
The main reason is because they wrongly believe that change is hard and that they can’t, as simple as that, it is a belief and a habit: the habit to believe the same beliefs! Learning how to change habit is simple but not easy. Nobody can force you but you.
Now you understand the title. But it begs the question then: how do I make and take good decisions, right?
The short answer is: you cannot until you try and find out by yourself! Knowledge follows the experience to quote Lawrence Poole.
You can research and train yourself at making good decisions, all entrepreneurs have to excel at it if they are going to survive and thrive. Training is habit that needs to be sharpened everyday. It is actually a vital habit and the seventh one described in late Steven Covey‘ book: ”The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective People” and is: sharpen the saw.
Taking the right decisions is not enough, you really need to also change your habits if you want to steer your life towards your new goals, and that is tricky too. We are creatures of habits and to change them we must consciously engage in new actions, in new activities that will help us practice and acquire new habits, new skills and new types of decisions.
The most important decision ever: taking control of your mind!
Did you know your mind is a computer? It comes with pre-installed software. In the bundle you have the part that you do not control (hardware), for instance the biological functions such as breathing. The other part is all the preconceived beliefs (software) from your immediate environment: your parents, friends, school, church, government etc.
Only when you reach this understanding that your brain is a computer, only then you can decide if your want to re program it to your liking. The challenge is not to replace it with another belief, but more with an open minded attitude allowing you to always improve on it, to debug the bad reasoning and allowing you to excel at creating your life.
We all know that the kids blowing themselves up are re programmed by specialists and this is the danger: not knowing this capacity you have to change your very own program. The freedom oriented individual who wants to create his or her life knows that very well. They work at it everyday to make sure the right automation is installed and not the bad ones, never mind the deadly ones. They set the goals, their priorities and manage very well their time therefore creating their own world and lives.
The ignorants on the other end believe whatever makes them feel good at the moment or whatever is fashionable and thus never are masters of their own beliefs, values and therefore their lives. They allow other people programming their minds. Their lives and their time are managed and controlled by others. They only get what is planned by whoever or whatever manage their lives and time.
Is this your case? What are you going to do about it? Contact me or read every article on this site if you want to know how to change that state. Taking control of your programming is THE ONLY key to create everything you want.
I think we are 100% responsible of our own beliefs and actions or behavior BUT why should I be for my drunk neighbor? Or anything that is done without my consent and against my will?
This describes governments’ behavior of-course and to a certain extend religion because one has a choice in what to believe. According to contract doctrines and so called laws there could be NO social contract without the informed consent and will of free people. Now, not to question your beliefs IS a decision. Did you take the good ones?
In business your are the product of your past decisions and in life too, so you are much better to take control of your beliefs as they will bring you exactly where they lead you, the question is: is this where you want or decided to go?
All government have a fatal contradiction that destroys their ”raison-d’être”, their legitimacy. If they claim to have suppressed slavery then logically they cannot enforce any of their so called ”laws” or rules against your will and or without your consent as doing so is claiming to rule you as a master reducing you by force to slavery. These masters rightly believe that the slave who believes to be free is much more productive than the one who knows is being exploited to his detriment.
The fact that they still do it cannot be construed as consent since we all comply under duress as we all know they will always find somebody willing (by complicity or sheer ignorance and obeying orders) to use force to jail you or worse in order to gain your properties (energy) and silence you.
The effect of this fact on society could be seen as a values, and these value are violence and domination. So our societies value violence.
Law societies are very aware of that state, are you? Maybe that is why they call it the state. Ignorance of what is is no excuse, but to whom? Are we responsible? Is it the party offering the illusion (under duress or not is irrelevant in my opinion) or is it the one accepting it with all the consequences? Who should turn on the light? This gives you more questions than answers, no? A hint : when awareness becomes greater than ignorance.
It is hard to change the government, don’t you think? Beside you can get killed in the process. It is also hard to change yourself BUT it is way easier than the alternative: to change the world. You CAN decide anything you want and start to change yourself, it is simple BUT it is not easy. You can pick the country that provides the best conditions for your business model, you can pick the business model that best fit your style, in the end it is all up to you to create your life, one decision at the time.
Selling is one of the most important skill for any and all business people. Some are afraid of doing it in fear of harassing people (and being seen as a peddler – what an awful feeling) because they have not yet fully understood that it is the opposite of buying. There could be no selling without a buyer.
So anyone who decided to study selling with the objective of getting good at it must learn the basics about it.
One of the basic concepts is to recognize that any claims that you say has a potential of not being true if the buyer is not sold on your true intentions or you have not gained their trust yet. But if you agree with something and say it yourself, then it must be true, no? If they say it, it could be false BUT if I say it it must be true.
If I say: “This is the best product in the world” you might think in your mind prove it, right? Now if I say “This product has been number one in customer satisfactions over the last 5 years, do you think this is a good thing for you?” Then you might think this could be a good thing, right? And if you say yes it is, then you’ve said it therefore it’s true.
You see this is because you say it to yourself then it is true and therefore you are closer to decide if the product provides a valid solution to your problem.
In sales the seller’s objective is to have the prospect agreeing on small things all along the presentation in order to build the desire and the reasons to justify the action of trying the product.
All forms of business are NOT equal. Robert Kiyosaki explains it well in his numerous YouTube videos and his book “The Business Of The 21th Century”.
When an entrepreneur has a mindset that if you want to have something done you better do it yourself, then this mindset limits your business opportunities to those requiring you to make it work. For instance a massage therapist, or a web site designer or even a doctor etc.
These model’s problem is that the business depends on you to earn money, when you do not work no money flows in. Also you only have a limited number of hours in a week so this limits also the income you can generate. In summary you get no leverage (from the work of others) and no passive income (income generated by others or rents or automatic repeats orders).
In the end you end up building a trap (job which stands for just over broke) which means you’ll never create enough wealth to enjoy your time on earth because you will always have to work for the money. You will remain stuck in the S quadrant as he explains in this video.
When Robert Kiyosaki wrote Rich Dad Poor Dad, he subtitled it: “What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money — That The Poor And Middle Class Do Not!” Unless you grew up around the rich, you probably have never been taught even the basics you need to be rich.
If you do not know what an effective interest rate is as opposed to a nominal interest rate, then you need to get educated ASAP! Otherwise you will never be able to stop working and have you bills paid out by your investments’ return since you’ll have none!
You need to get educated about finance. For that, if you know how to count you have 25%, if you are aware that you are ignorant and want to fix that status you have another 25%. You get the next 50% when you find out how to generate passive income and keep your assets (avoid taxes or reduce them 90%).
The smartest thing you can do is to build a business. Do you want to work hard for the rest of your life or you you want to work for freedom? If you work for money you work for security BUT you will never get security as your grow older. What makes you rich is not money BUT business skills.
Network marketing will allow you the time at a very low cost of entry to acquire the business skills and mindset you need to get to your freedom, it’s all up to you and the action you invest in getting trained. Hence the saying: earn while you learn.
Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. You do not need a certificate that proves that you learned something especially if your are not going to use the knowledge gained. Learning something you will never use is a waste of time and you will never get that time back, beside your will forget the knowledge.